“Painting is a physical thinking process to continue an interior dialogue, a way to engage in a kind of internal discourse, or sub-linguistic mumbling…”

–– Amy Sillman

This current work incorporates gestural, expressive, abstract, geometric and representational applications overlaid on grids, and the structure of the paintings is arrived at through repeated rounds of combination, replacement, dissection and reconfiguration of the work. For me, this is where the art happens – unexpected composition and coalescence born from conflict and contradiction.

As a painter, I am interested in establishing a visual resolution to the “dilemmas” created by combining and balancing these elements in opposition. I also hope that the work can be appreciated as observations or meditations on the animating principles at work in our lives and the world around us.

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I received my BFA from Columbus College of Art and Design in 1975, followed by an MFA from Edinboro University in 1980. Over the years, I have lived and worked and/or shown art in San Francisco, Los Angeles, Austin, Kansas City, Chicago, Pittsburgh and currently Nashville.

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Exhibitions include:

Contradiction to Coalescence, solo, The Arts Company / Nashville

Not Just Drawing: A Line With Intent, juried, ARC Gallery / Chicago

Beholder Artists, group, 111 Minna Gallery / San Francisco

New Beginnings, juried, Satsuma Gallery / Los Angeles

Paint and Content, group, Post Gallery / Kansas City

Five Abstract Artists, Contemporary Art Workshop / Chicago 

Red, group, Contemporary Art Workshop / Chicago

Drawing, juried, Moming Dance and Art Center / Chicago

Solo, UP Gallery, University of Pittsburg / Pittsburgh

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INQUIRIES: bobbechtol@gmai.com